Orange County Noir (Akashic Noir)
Features brand-new tales via: Gordon McAlpine, Susan instantly, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall.
Editor Gary Phillips is the writer of many novels and brief tales. He lives in Southern California.
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Jag cruising up Newport street to Habana, a Cuban eating place in a cool open-air mall with an oil-drum waterfall and tattooed, pierced hipsters. Habana was once darkish, lit in basic terms with candles. you may slightly see who used to be sitting subsequent to you, however the waiter may well see good sufficient to acknowledge Shepard and make a tremendous deal, and it was once various being with an individual sooner than whom humans groveled. Shepard ordered a bottle of Barolo purple, which he defined used to be the king of wines. We toasted and he acknowledged to reserve.
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